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Revell Plastic Models - Nuclear Power Plant Kitl

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Revell Plastic Models - Nuclear Power Plant Kitl
Posted by SURVEYOR on Monday, February 27, 2006 12:29 PM
A long time age I seem to remember Revell offering a model of a Nuclear Power Plant.. Does anyone remember this and if so, are there any st[?]ill available.
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Posted by csmith9474 on Monday, February 27, 2006 12:34 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by SURVEYOR

A long time age I seem to remember Revell offering a model of a Nuclear Power Plant.. Does anyone remember this and if so, are there any st[?]ill available.


I remember a nuke plant kit in the science catalogs I got as a kid. I don't think these were offered under the Revell name though. I am pretty sure they were around 1/144 scale models.
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Posted by TomDiehl on Monday, February 27, 2006 12:56 PM
But did they come with a pale green light to make them glow in the dark?
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Posted by tomkat-13 on Monday, February 27, 2006 1:03 PM
here is two on ebay


http://cgi.ebay.com/Large-Nuclear-Power-Plant-Model-Kit-Bonus-Items-1-350_W0QQitemZ6038054865QQcategoryZ1194QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.com/Three-Mile-Island-Nuclear-Power-Plant-Model-NIB-Vintage_W0QQitemZ6038558319QQcategoryZ38272QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
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Posted by DSchmitt on Monday, February 27, 2006 1:43 PM
I had one when I was a kid. Its long gone though.

There is a paper model of a nuclear plant currently available.

http://papermodels.net/catalog/product_info.php?manufacturers_id=&products_id=1609

I tried to sell my two cents worth, but no one would give me a plug nickel for it.

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Posted by tomikawaTT on Monday, February 27, 2006 1:45 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by TomDiehl

But did they come with a pale green light to make them glow in the dark?


Blue, not green, but only if you're modeling post-meltdown Chernobyl. The Three Mile Island meltdown was contained, so the radiation exposure to the locals was about equivalent to that experienced every day in Vail, CO.

A nuke plant might be an interesting background model, but it wouldn't generate much rail traffic - just a carload or two every ten years or so.
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Posted by csmith9474 on Monday, February 27, 2006 1:45 PM
It looks like the Revell kits have been going for well over $300 on eBay, so they are out there.
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Posted by Bryce717 on Monday, February 27, 2006 2:36 PM
if you want to model nuclear industry, try modeling nuclear waste disposal in utah or nevada. Envirocare is the company in utah and we get quite a bit of toxic rail traffic right through salt lake
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, February 27, 2006 2:40 PM
Interesting kit by the sounds of it, and rather sought after. I wonder if Revell would consider re-issuing it?
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Posted by TomDiehl on Monday, February 27, 2006 3:39 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by tomikawaTT

QUOTE: Originally posted by TomDiehl

But did they come with a pale green light to make them glow in the dark?


Blue, not green, but only if you're modeling post-meltdown Chernobyl. The Three Mile Island meltdown was contained, so the radiation exposure to the locals was about equivalent to that experienced every day in Vail, CO.

A nuke plant might be an interesting background model, but it wouldn't generate much rail traffic - just a carload or two every ten years or so.


You know how Hollywood and the toy manufacturers like to overdo everything.

Remember "The China Syndrome?"
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Posted by TomDiehl on Monday, February 27, 2006 3:43 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by DSchmitt

I had one when I was a kid. Its long gone though.

There is a paper model of a nuclear plant currently available.

http://papermodels.net/catalog/product_info.php?manufacturers_id=&products_id=1609


This one looks like the same one as Tomkat's first link from Ebay. No sense paying over retail on Ebay for something currently available.
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, February 27, 2006 4:17 PM
What that kit needs is a little bald fat figure in a white shirt and blue pants, holding a donut. And a DCC-ready sound system that plays back "DOH!" when you hit the button. [(-D]
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Posted by dirtyd79 on Monday, February 27, 2006 8:10 PM
I saw that same kit in the walthers flyer I got a couple days ago. It's labelled as HO but when I saw it advertised in a Con-Cor flyer as N scale years ago.
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